I need to make some Princess themed cupcakes and want to place a mini-crown (probably made from fondant) on each cupcake. Can someone please provide directions on how to make crowns. Any other decorative ideas or photos would also be appreciated.
could you use a cookie cutter to cut it out, "curl" it into a semi-circle and somehow stand it up to dry? You've really got me thinking!
the Wilton 2011 Yearbook Pattern book has a template for mini fondant tiaras. It's for the cake on page 91 of the yearbook.
I've never tried making them myself but I would cut out a strip of fondant then notch out the peaks for the tiara on one side. Place on an empty paper towel roll to dry. You could add embossing or cutouts like these...
I would buy a cookie cutter, the smallest one I can find. It would be too tedious and time consuming to cut them by hand using a template.
I would also buy cannoli forms in exactly the diameter I want and let them dry (curl) on them. Or maybe on a thin, skinny rolling pin.
Another way to be able to make them easily if you don't find a cookie cutter that size, would be to find a zig zag cutter of some sort and cut long strips that then you could cut to size.
i made this crown by cutting a long strip of fondant/gumpaste. once i had the right width i got a cutter and cut the top triangles. I then decided how long around i wanted the crown and just cut it to size. I then just glued it around together. waited for it to dry a bit then put the gold nonpareils on top. Not sure if i explained it right. if you have any questions let me know
not letting me put pics in here. sorry. the cutter is a frill cutter with triangles on top.
bakencake, I think you have to put in a link.
Not sure if you're keeping in mind, though, that she needs them for cupcakes, tiny, small, and lots of them!
have you tried this?
I made mini princess crowns out of candy melts. I printed out the pattern and then taped it on a small bottle then taped waxed paper over that and then filled in the crown . I popped them into the freezer to set. I did them one at a time. I slid them off of the bottle when done. I embelished them with royal icing gems. These could be done in royal icing too, but drying time would make it harder. They are easy once you get the hang of it.